Obituary of Stephan Lebedynec
Stephan Lebedynec, 93, of Jackson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Stephan was born in Krasnodar, Ukraine and was raised in Austria in refugee status. Along with his family, he resettled in Brazil and then came to the United States in 1962, settling in New Brunswick. Stephan then moved to East Brunswick to raise his family and then settled in Jackson in 1986. He retired as a knitting machine operator for Algro Knitting Mills in Milltown. Yet, Stephan was more a jack of all trades, a freelance carpenter, cobbler, piano builder, and a technician. He could always be found helping with a project. One of Stephan’s greatest accomplishments was becoming a United States Citizen.
Stephan was predeceased by his partner of 30 years, Nellie Pellino and thirteen brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children, Walia Artenstein of East Brunswick, Tatiana Berrio and her husband, Edison of East Brunswick, Stephan Lebedynec and his wife, Juliana of Iselin, Maria Veronica Lebedynec and her husband, William Smith of Jackson, and Alexandra Lebedynec-Santander and her husband, Xavior of Marietta, GA; nine grandchildren; a great grandson; his former wife, Maria De Los Angeles Lebedynec of East Brunswick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11:00 AM Funeral Service at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church on Thursday, October 20, 2022. Interment will follow in St. Vladimir R.O. Cemetery, 316 Cassville Road, Jackson. Arrangements by Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.